Sacha Carina van Ginhoven

Sacha Carina

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Name: Sacha Carina van Ginhoven
Organization: TNT Express
Website: http://corporateresponsibility.tnt.com/blog/45
Title: Ir. (Engineer, Master of Science)
Bio:
I believe in people. It is people who built business, create new technologies and form societies, not the other way around! Connecting the right people has always been a drive for me to create a positive impact in the world; Spending 2 months in a slum with engineers to design sanitation, creating a cardboard toilet together with UNICEF and a multinational cardboard company, developing a mobile based address system together with TNT, Vodafone and local slum businesses... as long as we bring together the right people, we can make a difference!

Challenge Entries

Milhões de pequenos negócios existem em favelas em todo o mundo. A maioria deles não possui um endereço formalmente reconhecido,o que dificulta o envio e recebimento de bens. A TNT e a Vodafone desenvolveram um sistema de endereços baseados em celulares que permite que lojas locais se desenvolvam acima da pobreza ao conectar seus negócios com outros mercados.

Existen millones de pequeños negocios en los barrios marginales de todo el mundo. La mayoría no cuentan con domicilios formalmente reconocidos, lo cual dificulta el envío y recepción de productos. TNT y Vodafone han desarrollado un domicilio móvil, que permite a los negocios locales superar la pobreza, conectando sus negocios con un mercado más amplio.

Des millions de petites entreprises existent dans des bidonvilles à travers le monde. La plupart d'entre elles n'ont pas d'adresse officiellement reconnue, ce qui rend difficile d'envoyer et de recevoir des marchandises. TNT et Vodafone ont développé des adresses basées sur les téléphones portables qui permettent aux magasins locaux de sortir de la pauvreté en connectant leur entreprise à un marché plus vaste.

Millions of small businesses exist in slums worldwide. Most of them do not have formally recognised addresses, which makes it difficult to send and receive goods. TNT and Vodafone have studied the opportunities of mobile-based addresses, which could enable local stores to rise above poverty by connecting their business to a larger market in the future.